The ongoing technological innovations in mobile computing have lead many big players to swing into action. Manufacturers and developers have teamed up to vigorously and persistently design and refine to develop best operating systems and application made ever supporting their machine’s dynamic platform.
The platform of smartphones being no exception, Android is the new operating system of Google after the acquisition of Android Inc. Android literally means something having biological base that closely mimics human behavior. A phone using Android operating system is termed Android smartphones.
On being technical side, Android has three components; an operating system, middleware and main applications. Android smartphones use Linux kernel modified to operate in the mobile platform. The use of linux kernel makes it open source.
The first mobile android operating system was launched in 21 October 2008 and since then it has been updated many times. With these updates many security issues and features has been added. The fourth and the current version of android are 2.2 based on Linux kernel 2.6.32 popularly known as Froyo.
As per latest reports, Android share are growing much faster than iphones surpassing the iphone in March 2011 for the first time. It now holds 14.5 percent of global share on the InMobi Network.
The growth of Mobile impression is so fast that it has increased by 21 percent on the InMobi network in just 90 days. This has been mainly due to a whooping 34 percent growth of smartphones. Android OS is all set to become the leader with 40 percent share as many big companies like Samsung, HTC and Motorola is leading the way with handsets based on this open source platform.
In the fourth quarter of 2010, android became leading operating system defeating Nokia’s Symbian. The tremendous growth has been due to many vendors including Samsung, HTC and Motorola vigorously promoting their smartphones based on
Android platform and almost doubling their smartphone market share. The investors have also benefited tremendously with the growth of this open source platform. With the announcement of a $5 million fund to help the small companies to shift their applications on android mobile platform, by mobile monetization company Tapjoy, android mobile platform is all set to have a very vibrant and brilliant future as even small companies will use android platform for their business.
Moving even further, Google nexus, well known for its high quality android devices over the past two years, has decided to upgrade to Nexus 4G. It’s in rumor that Nexus 4G will have dual core Snapdragon processor and also run Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Just like Google’s past Nexus devices, it’s most likely that it will be the first phone bundled with the new operating system.
The popularity of android applications across the globe highly raised its market share and productivity which further induced application development. Android developers – the agencies currently involved as well as prospective developers of android applications are working in full swing to launch the best ever possible android mobile application in the market.
The most common and popular android application developed so far is the smartphone game named ‘Angry Birds’. The android applications going open-source is the most pleasant experience ever that is happening due to the ongoing global ‘technological revolution’, I would prefer to say. The future of mobile platform is no longer limited to that of fruity Apple blue, it’s certainly going to be dominated by Android green.